LEROY — The regular season is nearing a close for girls basketball and it’s been a successful one for Pine River sophomore Anna Lindquist.

She’s been seeing some starting time for the Bucks, who were bidding for at least a share of the Highland Conference title, going into the final week of the regular season.

Lindquist has progressed since November in her first varsity season.

“Especially in handling the ball and being more confident,” she said.

Lindquist has been producing points for the Bucks and had one game with 18 points. She was especially able to get points of the fast break.

“I usually run the floor and get back on defense and maybe help with fast breaks,” Lindquist said.

The only loss in the conference was to McBain. The Bucks were 1-1 against the Ramblers and Lindquist was quick to point out what the team would be to do if it meets the Ramblers again in the postseason.

“Rebounds,” would be the key, Lindquist said.

The Bucks have gotten a lot of scoring production from senior all-stater Kassy Nelson, but others, including Lindquist, have been able to show their scoring talents.

“I’m working on my outside shots and being able to dribble more,” she said. “We’ll be working a lot on rebounds.”

Pine River ends the regular season at Beal City on Friday night.